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How to hide an empire : a history of the greater United States

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Many are familiar with maps that outline all fifty U.S. states. And many are also familiar with the idea that the U.S. is an "empire," exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories - the islands, atolls, and archipelagos - the country has governed and inhabited? In this book, the author tells the story of the United States outside of the United States. This book reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. Readers travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century's most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, the author shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress. In the years after World War II, the author notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies.--adapted from publisher's description.

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24510. ‡aHow to hide an empire : ‡ba history of the greater United States / ‡cDaniel Immerwahr.
24630. ‡aHistory of the greater United States
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bFarrar, Straus and Giroux, ‡c2019.
264 4. ‡c©2019
300 . ‡aviii, 516 pages : ‡billustrations, maps ; ‡c24 cm
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 404-483) and index.
5050 . ‡aIntroduction: Looking beyond the logo map -- I. The Colonial Empire : -- The fall and rise of Daniel Boone -- Indian Country -- Everything you always wanted to know about Guano but were afraid to ask -- Teddy Roosevelt's very good day -- Empire state of mind -- Shouting the battle cry of freedom -- Outside the charmed circle -- White city ; Doctors without borders -- Fortress America -- Warfare state -- There are times when men have to die -- II. The Pointillist Empire : -- Kilroy was here -- Decolonizing the United States -- Nobody knows in America, Puerto Rico's in America -- Synthetica -- This is what God hath wrought -- The empire of the red octagon -- Language is a virus -- Power is sovereignty, Mister Bond -- Baselandia -- The war of points -- Conclusion: Enduring empire.
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